WWII has been a hot topic in the house lately. Perhaps I'll explain the "hows" and the "whys" another time, but the current soldier obsession coupled with beautiful weather had us headed across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands.
We had a ton of fun exploring the trails, playing in the army Batteries and Forts, and walking out to Point Bonita lighthouse. Weather permitting, or if you can stand the winds, it's a great place to spend the day.
IF YOU GO: Layer, layer, layer! This is the standard M.O. for dressing in SF anyhow, but will serve you well while you're exploring the headlands.
Bring a picnic! There are many great spots to find that look out to the Pacific Ocean and back to the GG Bridge with SF in the background.
Don't forget binoculars! Raptors are present in the area to spot and watch. We were lucky and saw a huge turkey vulture gliding very low right over our heads.
Go to the Marin Headlands website for a description of all the destinations.